May 28, 2020
This Week
This Week   
Sunday, May 31, ONLINE at  10:00am  
MacGyvering Our Way Through the Pandemic  
Kiya Heartwood 
Join us for Worship at 10:00am: https://bit.ly/LiveOakWorship
Join us for Fellowship Time immediately following the service: https://bit.ly/LiveOakFellowshipHour 
 
Share the Plate:       
May's Share the Plate is going to UBarU, a Unitarian Universalist Camp
Retreat Center in the Hill Country near Kerrville, Texas.  Their mission is
to provide a welcoming, peaceful place to gather for spiritual, educa-tional, and recreational purposes in harmony with our Unitarian Universalist principles and the land. 
 
 
Love Notes Recipient for May - Carrot Express Drivers
Every month, we recognize a group for all that they do and bring to the church.  For the month of May, we are recognizing the folks that volunteered to deliver Easter goodies to our kiddos.  Please write a love note to share what this meant to you and your family. Send those love notes to: lovenotes@liveoakuu.org.
A Few Words from the Minister...
Stump the Minister
Bring your questions, even those impossible ones! Read more   
A Few Words from the DLFD...
(Director of Lifespan Faith Development)
Faith Development 5.25 to 5.31.20
Here's what to know this week...read more  
 
 
A Few Words from the President...
Rachel's Farewell Message 
I just want all of you to know that I have been honored to serve as your vice-president and president over the last four years. Live Oak has grown and changed in many ways during these four years.  Read more 
 
 
Special Notices
Congregational Meeting Voting Results
The (unofficial) results of the congregational meeting votes are in. All votes passed. You can see more information here. 
 
Live Oak Grounds 
We've heard stories of members & friends coming to Live Oak to enjoy the labyrinth and/or to eat lunch. We are so happy you are enjoying our beautiful outdoor space.  While we encourage you to continue to do so, please don't come into the building.  Please take your trash home with you.  No one is emptying the outside trash cans and we have suspended our weekly trash service.
 
Exploring Membership Workshop
You are invited to this Exploring Membership Zoom workshop, Sunday, June 7th from noon to 2pm. RSVP not necessary.  Please join us. The link will be posted on the What's Happening page.
 
The Show Must Go On!
We've figured out how to do just about everything else virtually, so why not have a virtual Talent Show!
The Live Oak second annual/special edition Talent Show will be presented on Zoom on Saturday June 27 at 5 p.m. Video entries should be sent to Rev.Joanna. If you kinda wanted to perform in the show but not in front of a live audience, this is your chance! You can do as many takes as you need to and no one will know. Last year we had all kinds of music acts as well as gymnastics, monologue, drag show, clogging and tap dancing. Let's branch out this year and have even more variety! First-timers and pros and everyone in between are all encouraged to perform. And just because you've performed as part of a Sunday service doesn't mean you can't be in the talent show. This is a chance for you to choose your material/music. Please be sure it's family friendly! Questions? Contact Jen Swan.
 
 
Question Box - Send Us Your Questions! 
In June, we'll be doing our traditional "Question Box" sermon, even if it's in this untraditional "online worship" way. But Rev. Joanna & Carrie need your help! Please email a video of yourself asking your question to:
 
Adults - minister@liveoakuu.org by Saturday, June 6. 
 
 
Tips for your video:  
* If possible, prop your phone up on something solid, rather than have someone hold it. 
* Turn your phone sideways (horizontal) to record.   
* Make sure you are close enough to the mic to be heard clearly.
* Minimize background noise. 
* We need room to "fade in" and "fade out" your video. So: start recording. Smile pleasantly at the camera and mentally count to 5. Ask your question. Smile pleasantly and again mentally count to 5 before moving to turn off the camera.

Questions: Just about anything! Theology, Unitarian Universalism, Live Oak, current events ... want to hear a previous Question Box sermon? Here's the one from 2016.

Tim & Sue Buckley are very proud grandparents!
THANK YOU to Henry, John, and Ellen Chuo for helping us clean up the overgrown area behind Common Ground. Now it is possible to repair the deteriorating fence in the background.
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After:
 
 
Zoom Update 
The folks at Zoom have been hard at work to make Zoom more secure.  They have released an update that includes some security measures.  After 5/30, this update will happen automatically the first time you join a meeting.  It may take a few minutes, so you should plan to join a little early.  It is an option to do it ahead of time.  When you login, you'll see this: 
  Click on "now" and follow the instructions.
 
Tuesday Night Deep Dive 
This regular 7:00pm Tuesday evening Zoom Deep Dive with Kiya is for those who need a deeper check-in and a supportive place to process.  The link can be found on the What's Happening This Week page.

Zoom!
We encourage you to connect with Zoom in various ways.  
 
If you are planning a Zoom gathering for Live Oak members on your own Zoom account, please provide Diane with the date, time, link and title of the meeting. She will add it to the What's Happening page.  
 
If you need a zoom meeting scheduled on the Live Oak account, send a request to Diane, and she will help you schedule it and provide the link.  
 
What's Happening This Week
Enriching Connections has become an even more vital part of all that we do. We want to make it as easy for you to stay connected as possible. So we encourage you to add something to your morning routine. As you sip your coffee or tea, go to this link:  http://www.liveoakuu.org/whats-happening-this-week/ 
It will have the most up-to-date information about connection events. Be sure and save the link! We want to enrich connections, but we are also putting safeguards in place so that we can feel safer when we gather in this way. (But if you have a friend who might want to join, feel free to privately send them the link.) 
 
Preparing to Get the Most Out of Sunday's Service
Get ready to worship in a completely new way!  Read more
 
Do You Usually Drop Your Pledge Check in the Offertory Basket?
Here's how to submit payments in the time of Covid-19:
By mail:
Live Oak UU Church
3315 El Salido Pkwy
Cedar Park, TX  78613
Online:
Click the Donate button on the website or follow this link

ENRICH CONNECTIONS
Have a great potential member? Concerned that someone is struggling to find their place? Contact the Membership Team and we can reach out. Email: membership@liveoakuu.org 
 
In the Community
Friday Fellowship with UBarU
Every Friday, 6 to 8 pm Central time
We gather in this time between the week that was and the week ahead, to share, to contemplate and to meditate. Friday Fellowship is cosponsored by UBarU and Unitarian Universalist Free Range Ministry.
 
To join, you must register by following this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
The deadline for the weekly e-newsletter and the Sunday announcements is midnight on Tuesday.  The submission form can be found here
If you have any questions or comments about this Newsletter please email: editor@liveoakuu.org